Don't be a bottleneck : beat the promise.

Description:

Color poster shows an illustration of a green wine bottle dressed in overalls, necktie, gloves, and shoes. He holds a wrench in his right hand. His face is depicted on the cork of the bottle. His white gloves have red stars on them.

Creator(s): RCA Manufacturing Company, inc.
Creation Date: [1942]  
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection(s):
World War Two Collection
World War Poster Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 479
Past 30 days: 14
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Author):
Publisher Info:
Date(s):
  • Creation: [1942]
Description:

Color poster shows an illustration of a green wine bottle dressed in overalls, necktie, gloves, and shoes. He holds a wrench in his right hand. His face is depicted on the cork of the bottle. His white gloves have red stars on them.

Note:

"1S-4464-RE"

"Printed in U.S.A."

Publisher information and publication date is from Design for Victory (by William L. Bird, and Harry R. Rubenstein), p.61.

This poster title also appears in the 1942 publication, "Posters Used by American Industries as War Production Incentives" (Boston, Mass : S.D. Warren Co.), available at UNT Libraries. According to this publication and the Smithsonian Institution (http://americanhistory.si.edu/victory/victory4.htm), "Beat the promise" was the slogan of RCA's production incentive program.

Physical Description:

1 poster : col. ; 56 x 46 cm.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): bottleneck | war production | beat the promise | appeal to workers | bottle | civilian responsibility
Series Title: Beat the promise
Series Title: American War Posters
Partner:
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection:
World War Two Collection
Collection:
World War Poster Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Database No. 757
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Historical Collection Accession No. 2224
  • CALL-NO: Posters WW2 RCA 2
  • OCLC: 64684062 |
  • UNTCAT: b2963085 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc182
Resource Type: Poster
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public